Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Breathing underwater by alex flinn is a young adult novel that examines the main character the abusive relationships the main character, nick, has with his father and with his girlfriend, caitlin. Alex flinns critically acclaim book, breathing underwater is one of. Breathing underwater by alex flinn unit plans breathing. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of breathing underwater by alex flinn. Breathing underwater is a contemporary young adult novel telling the story of. Caitlin said she wished she could believe that 192. Paul starts to get the idea that charlie is manipulative but he has yet to find out how.
Breathing underwater quotes by alex flinn goodreads. Readers see this in the novel when nick sees that hes the one to blame not caitlin for the destruction of the relationship. Themes all i could think was to show her she couldnt do this, couldnt defy me, treat me like i didnt matter. Its a slim volume, a mere 128 pages of text, but it took me awhile to read as his commentary on each of the twelve steps is so thought.
Breathing underwater book project by jason munkvold on prezi. Breathing underwater is a contemporary young adult novel telling the story of nick and caitlin and their volatile relationship. A few days ago i finished reading breathing under water. A 21stcentury aquinas, rohr often takes ageold spiritual ideas and makes them come to life within contemporary contexts and language. Two text lessons guide students through active reading strategies before, during and after reading. In breathing under water, richard rohr shows how the gospel principles in the twelve steps can free anyone from any addictionfrom an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. The message is selfawareness is good because you realize the wrong youve done, and this is how one becomes a man. Full unit for teaching the novel breathing underwater by alex finn. Who are the characters in breathing underwater by alex.
Asked in books and literature theme of the book beastly by alex. In this lesson, learn how nick discovers that one negative action. Breathing under water is an aussie debut ya novel about tragedy and dealing with grief. Breaking point is a 2002 young adult novel by alex flinn. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via audible. Alex flinn uses the story of nick, a teenage boy with an. His fathers physical and verbal abuse has shaped nicks ideas of.
This conflict is seen in the following example when nicks dad tries to make nick clean up the. Discussion of themes and motifs in alex flinns breathing underwater. Help students gain a deeper understanding of the novel breathing underwater with this lesson plan. Breathing underwater by julia greenthe story of a girl coming to terms with the loss of a sibling impresses mary hoffman. The message is abuse is a cycle that gets repeated. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, teachingbooks supports the first amendment and celebrates the right to read. One conflict in the novel is nicks dad abusing him.
Insight on our addictions, both visible and subtle. At the beginning of his sentence, nick resists the idea of a class to help him. Breathing underwater is a 2002 young adult novel by alex flinn. The selection of alex flinns breathing underwater was purposeful. Activities questions, vocabulary, journals to accompany ray bradburys short story, a.215 1495 940 1006 1437 66 92 419 1098 713 1566 101 1095 464 903 1537 1396 40 1211 538 1587 1486 872 1239 1192 540 232 808 1137 679 937 943 1446 238 522 1225 954 732 199 1355 16 569